Monday, December 6, 2010

Shanty Photo Display Idea #2

Hey guys!  I promised this to you over the weekend but found lots of other things to do... Sorry :-) 

My next frame/display idea is even cheaper and easier than the last!  It's still cute though!  Here it is...


These make a super cheap but so chic gift for Christmas.  Here is how I did it...

I started with the same 2x8x8 I purchased from Lowe's for $5.  If you don't have a saw you can purchase your wood at Home Depot and have them cut it there for you.  My pieces are about 10" long.


I then used these dowel rod caps I found at Hobby Lobby.  They come in a pack of 3 for under $2.  I did find some very similar at Joann's as well.


I used my hot glue gun to attach a dowel cap to the top of a wood piece.  The picture below shows the added finial but it also has a clothespin attached.  You need to wait to attach your pin.


I also found these wood pieces at Joann's.  They certainly were not my favorite color but I saw potential... Especially for $.59 a piece... Whooop!


I took my frame with attached dowel cap and my little wood pieces out to the garage and gave them a few coats of our favorite spray paint...


You can find the Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch cheapest at Home Depot.  I painted one frame Canyon Black and one Heirloom White.

Here is my black one dry...


I then cut a small piece of burlap about 1/2" smaller than my frame.  You can get burlap at any fabric store like Hobby Lobby or Joann's.


I then used some 3M spray adhesive on the back of my burlap piece and attached it to my frame.



I then used some furniture tacks to add a little detail to my corners.  I used black ones on my black frame and silver tacks on my white one.  You can get these at the hardware store or craft store.



Finally I added my cute wood pieces and my clothespins.  I used my hot glue gun to attach both pieces.




Your final step is to add a picture, recipe or message and wrap it up for that special someone!






Hope you like them!!  These babies can be made for under $4 a piece which makes them ever cuter.  I also love that they can be used for more than just photos.  Let me know if you have any questions!

Also!!!

Get those projects ready for tomorrow's I Made It Without My Hubby party!!  We want to see any and all crafts, projects, revamps, and gifts you gals have made without the help of your hubs!!  

We have a great giveaway lined up so get ready!!  We will put the post up tomorrow night.  Have a great week!!

~Whitney


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20 comments:

Kara said...

As always, I love this idea! And I think I even have all the supplies. Woohoo!

Danielle @ Savvy Chic Home said...

cute cute!! looks super easy, my kinda craft!

Kari said...

K, this gift idea is super fun, too!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am trying to gather up all of the materials for this project and the only thing I am having a hard time finding is the finials for the top. You said you bought them at Lowes. I went there today and could not find them anywhere. Do you remember where about you found those? Nobody knew what I was talking about when I asked : /
If you can help me out that would be awesome!
Thanks,
Leslie Owens

Denissa said...

Love that one too! Anything is better w/ burlap :)

Kara said...

I want to make 20 of these! You are amazing!

lynn said...

these are just darling-tfs:)

Ann On and On... said...

I am gathering ideas for "craft" time with my nieces. This is great...thanks!

Samantha said...

These are REALLY cute!!

Courtney said...

I'm thinking this would be GREAT for holding a recipe card while you are using it! I tend to lean mine up against something, but this would work even better. I am weird and hate working with a recipe card laying flat on the counter for some reason... probably because of my lack of counter space.

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

These are too cute! I love how you spray painted the wood pieces!

CBH said...

Love it!!! So easy to change the pictures too. Thanks.

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

I ACTUALLY WAS AT YOUR BLOG LAST NIGHT AND SAW THIS PROJECT. LOVE IT LOOKS LIKE A POTTERYBARN FRAME..

Julie Ramos said...

Love this project! Thanks so much for sharing, perfect holiday gifts!

Stacy Jacob said...

Is there something on the back of the wood that helps it stand up ar does it just stay up on its own? Love it!!!

Hope G said...

those are REALLY REALLY cute!! and the price is right! i'm seeing a New Year's Day craft in the making!! thank you so much for a super idea!

Just Jen said...

Teacher's gifts...taken care of!!! Love this idea and now my daughter's teachers will have an adorable Christmas gift!!
I had my wood cut at Home Depot and they didn't even charge me. I had the entire 2x8 cut down to make these.......and they didn't even charge me to cut it!!! :)
Thanks!!!

~ Just Jen

Stacy Jacob said...

OK, I made 8 of these for teacher gifts - 4 white & 4 black. They turned out great!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Mandy Coffey said...

awesome idea! i'm featuring this on my blog today smallfineprint.blogspot.com

Every Friday we have a link up party, stop by and share your other great ideas!

Heather {WhipperBerry} said...

love, love, LOVE this idea. I can't wait to make some of my own.

kisses
Heather from WhipperBerry

 
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